Executive Director Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ACCOUNTABILITY: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRIMARY INTERFACE: PRESIDENT of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS, and the BOARD TREASURER for FINANCIAL REPORTS

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

TO DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY, AND FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE POLICIES AND GOALS OF THE PAWS OF GRAYS HARBOR AS OUTLINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consistent with our policies, the duties of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

● Develop the mission and direction of the organization in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

● Plan, organize, and direct programs that carry out PAWS goals as established by the Board of Directors.

● Oversee the handling, treatment, and care of all animals admitted to the care of PAWS and work in conjunction with the Animal Director, which includes the knowledge of animal release and evaluation; ability to administer medication and shots to animals; ability to evaluate potential adopters.

● Works closely with shelter staff and volunteers to understand day-to-day operations to gain ability to provide oversight and guidance as necessary.

● Manage the recruiting, hiring, development, employment, evaluation, and discharge of all employees and volunteers. Knowledge of Employment Law, and best practices of general employment and hiring processes and procedures.

● Create and coordinate annual and long-term fund development plans, including grant writing, donations and donor programs.

● Prepare an annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Committee and/or Board of Directors, operate PAWS within the limits of the total approved budget, and inform the Board of the monthly status of PAWS financial position.

● Control and monitor all purchases and manage other fiscal and property resources. Serve as the forward-facing representative of PAWS with the public and with other agencies or organizations. Establish, implement and direct the operational procedures of PAWS.

● Manage and direct staff regarding PAWS social media accounts.

● Manage the maintenance of facilities, grounds and equipment.

● Negotiate contracts and other business matters for approval by the Board of Directors.

● Act for PAWS in designated matters pertaining to bequests, estates, contracts, donations, and other matters of concern.

● Prepare reports and other records as required by the Board of Directors.

● Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

 

WORK CONTROLS:

The Executive Director works under the general guidance of and is only responsible to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s primary interface to the Board of Directors for operational concerns is the President of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director may delegate duties as appropriate, but the responsibility for the accomplishment of all goals remains with the Executive Director.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work may require irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, as a normal part of the job.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

● A minimum of two years’ experience working in an animal shelter, animal rights, or wildlife rehabilitation center, or a non-profit agency, with preference of two years of administrative or supervisory experience.

● Demonstrated experience in fund development for a nonprofit organization, including annual funds, membership drives, planned giving, grant writing, and budget management.

● Experience working with and coordinating multiple tasks using staff and volunteer resources, especially training and accommodating Board members in their membership functions.

● Ability to interface with the public in a professional and constructive manner communicate effectively with all individuals, and ability to objectively evaluate problems and recommend appropriate actions.

● Have a sincere interest in and knowledge of the philosophy of animal rights issues and of animal health care.

● Accumulated knowledge of and compassion for domestic animals.

● Demonstrate knowledge of organizational and financial procedures for nonprofit agencies.

● Possess a creative and dynamic approach to fundraising opportunities.

● Demonstrated skills in human resource management, and strong leadership skills.

● Proficient in MICROSOFT OFFICE PROGRAMS, basic accounting software, social media and website management.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Before employment, the selected candidate must pass a background check clear of domestic or animal violence/mistreatment, and submit a current driving abstract from Department of Licensing.

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APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please submit: a Letter of Interest and Resume’ that includes a minimum of three (3) employment references. Applications must be submitted by March 13, 2022.
Send resume and cover letter to jobs.pawsgh@gmail.com. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED.

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